The Battle of Marathon

The Battle of Marathon
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Lindsey Jones, Mr. Chavez P.1

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  • I've conquered so many lands! But I still want more! I must rule Greece!
  • NEVER! Go to the Chamber of Doom!
  • King Darius demands that you hand over Greece to him.
  • I am putting you two in charge of the attack on Greece.
  • Yes sir!
  • From 522-486 BCE, Darius, ruler of Persian civilization, was conquering many civilizations, expanding his empire by a lot! Darius also wanted to conquer Greece.
  • All right men! We will be in phalanx formation, with our shields, spears, and swords. Now let's fight the Persians!
  • Darius then sent messengers into Greece asking for Greece's submission to Darius' rule. The Greeks did not like this and executed the envoys.
  • Darius was furious, and put his general, Datis, first in command, and Artaphernes second in command of an attack on Greece. The two were supposed to lead 90,000 men into war!
  • We have to leave! We lost so many men.
  • Yeah! Let's go!
  • The Greek army was lead by Miltiades or Callimachus. They prepared their army with shields, spears, and swords. Their battle tactic was a phalanx.
  • The two opposing armies fought in September 490 BCE. The Persian's rapid fire and light arrows were no match for the Greek hoplite's spears, swords, shields, armor, and disciplined phalanx formation.
  • By the end of the battle, there were 6,400 Persians dead, and only 192 Greeks. Because of this defeat, the Persians fled back to Asia.
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